Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1967-10-22
-I used Samplitude to normalize the show and clean up some cuts.
-The previous circulating shn of this show has "No Noise" applied to it. Even though it was done with Sonic Solutions, it was NOT done by David Gans. I always felt that the "No Noise" version was a bit muddy. This copy has no noise reduction done to it, so it is much clearer.
-The levels in Morning Dew are all over the place. It is mostly due to the mix. I did not do anything to change this. The sound improves by the end of the song. I can only wonder what kind of drugs they were using at this show :)
Subject: Where is the New Potato?
Subject: une autre!
Subject: this is some primal
Subject: here comes the grateful dead
Subject: better safe than sorry
Obama has been handling your mess. Hope you feel safer despite the food stamps. Best regards to you and Islam sucks.
Subject: Smilin' On A Cloudy Day?
Ah. The days of being young and insane. :-)
Subject: This show blows my mind
Absolutely UNREAL jamming in New Potato Caboose (especially for this year). one of the best EVER. sure Jer stumbles a bit on a couple of the changes but at this point they were still working this song all out...
A nice bluesy Hurts Me Too follows, as well as very energetic versions of Lovelight and BIODTL.
And the first TOO suite is everything that's been said, an absolute beast..i mean, its almost twice as long as half the versions from '68!
Subject: back to business & pleasure.
I'm not nitt-picking-I only want to give my take(opinion) on a band I've mostly experienced by recording. I've experienced the Dead only within the last 15 years & saw them in '93 & '94 & then after that it was all the incarnations of a scene mostly of fans trying to keep the fire lit, boy, what a scene.
Subject: Quayle was a total tool
Subject: Sorry, but I can't let Sedula's comment pass
Dan Quayle - Always, a drooling, gibbering simpleton.
Subject: GruBic is an idiot
p- o- t- a- t- o -e?? Classic..."
Everyone makes mistakes with spelling, but remember Obama saying he was going to visit all 57 states? That is a much bigger problem than mispelling a word. Like Quale or not, he knew there were 50 states in the Union! Obama apparently does not.
I specifically love the years '67-'68,'73-74,'76-'77, '80-'81, '90-'91 and can't get enough of GD's propensity to evolve and this show classic represents that in stellar form*!
*I make this notation because The Grateful "Goddamn" Dead was better than any band at creating a new canvas and evolving from small mistakes or outright poor shows, as well. 4 stars because of the "Lovelight" cut. Sorry to sound perfectionistic, but with so many flawless recordings out there I save the 5 stars for those particular shows. (ie. another '67, Winterland from March 18th).
Subject: A tight, well-executed, exciting show
They start with a solid Morning Dew, followed by a great new Potato Caboose, which features not only a firey Jerry, but a Jerry and Phil counterpoint, with, Phil following Jerry’s lead. Listen to Phil here. Beat It and Cold Rain and Snow were “oldies” for them, having played it most of 1966, and they sound polished here.
Another oldie is It Hurts Me Too back, and Pigpen shows his master of the blues. Lovelight is gives us more high-energy Jerry, the usual great vocal and rap from Pigpen--the best vocalist the Dead ever had. Unfortunately, it’s cut off as things are getting going after a calm period.
The electric Jerry we hear on New Potato is also featured in Cryptical/Other One, which they had only recently started playing, when they hadn’t settled on the lyrics. There were also rehearsing it in the studio for the Anthem of the Sun, and it’s a crisp, freeform performance. It’s also an ensemble effort, lead by Jerry. Phil is great here as well. It simply smokes and is the highly of the show.
By this time the Dead had completed the reinvention of themselves from the Beatles pop/blues of 1966 to the unique psychedelia that proved the creative chops. It was one of several transformations they made over the years. The New Potato and Cryptical/Other One exemplify the psychedelic Dead, and are worth multiple listens. The psychedelic Dead isn’t just space—in fact, it’s mostly not space. It has underlying form and structure (with defined movements) and is melodic. I like the repetitive licks Jerry uses towards the end – the have a trance-inducing quality of the raves of the 1990’s –the Dead were all about Dance music, and they said so at the time and later.
The audio is great, with all of the instruments audible.
Subject: artwork for this show
Subject: New Potatoe Caboose
but tonight brings us to 41 years ago -- exactly - to this show...
And the New Potato --
Uuuugh...how f*dging good is this ride?
We got an ELECTION comin in two weeks -- and I aint gettin all political...
But remember Quayle?
p- o- t- a- t- o -e??
The boyz are sooo fun on this one...and that's it for the other one...
Bobby so young...
The Dew MEANT something back in 67...
and the Hurts? -- wooph --- so blues...thank you Pig.
Who can listen to this now and not shead a tear? well except for those born after the fall...
You cant spell fun w/o FU!
and you cant spell the DEAD w/o JerrBear...
Peace Love and Hippiness ---
Subject: OH MY GOD!!!
Subject: Gotta Love it
Cold Rain & Snow.. Fast and Powerful like it should be
Very very good Love Light. Has a bit of a different sound or something but it sounds fuckin amazing
gotta love The Other Ones.. Debut of the other ones set and what a debut it was. kick ass jam!
Subject: scary lovelight
Subject: The Other One
Subject: Great Tape
Classic version of Lovelight. Shortest version of Beat It On Down the Line probably anywhere.
Subject: New Potato mashed my brain!!!!!!
Subject: First Mickey on Archive?
Subject: The Lovelight Is On
Subject: Great early Dead!!!!
Speaking of that, the first-known performance of the That's It suite is a monster and is worth the download alone. It's a bit tentative in spots, especially Bobby's early lyrics about being taught things and heads not in sight, but it's 14:49 of pure energy that no Deadhead can be without.
Subject: fuckin glorious
Subject: pre-mellow rocking-ness
Subject: duplicate entyr
Subject: October Surprise
Subject: sound quality
It's a beautiful glimpse of their skyrocketing evolution, just before miraculous 1968, but more advanced than the historically critical early '65 and '66 material. Wow, grooooovy, man.
Subject: O BABY!!!!!
Subject: Bust benifit
Subject: Early Dead
Subject: Early Energetic Dead
This is one of the first performances of Other One with the story included of being busted by the heat for smiling on a sunny day. This refers to Bobby dropping a water balloon on a cops head from the third floor, after being busted earlier in the month for pot being in 710 - the Dead's home. Sound is good for this year.